First, I do not have any experience of this so I am hoping others will respond to you as well.
I am a Biology Major, but I am contemplating changing to the nursing program
. Do you like nursing school? I am afraid I won't make a good nurse so I am undecided about attending nursing school. I cannot think of anything to do with a biology degree and I love clinical care so there is my debate.
I do not know much about nursing, but I however have taken anatomy and physiology as I know a little bit about it.
Marfan's syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that has to do with bones. If you see people with long slender limbs this is one of the ways to identify marfan's syndrome.
It results from excessive cartilage at the epiphyseal plate (growth plate). As you know our bones grow by ossifying cartilage into bone at the epiphyseal plate which lengthens our bones. (This is how doctor's can tell us if we are going to grow anymore by our X-rays you can see the spaces on the x-ray -evidently they have more cartilage and space at these growth plates which results in marfan's.)
There are other diseases that are affected by this like the opposite of this would be achonddroplasia whith also results in the growth only in this case it grows slower and adults appear to have short stocky limbs.
I wish I could give you more information, but I am still learning as you are. If you would like to look it up though check out an anatomy book under skeletal or connective tissue disorders. Find out how the bones grow and are formed and you will understand these disorders better.
I hope that might help a little bit.
Good luck with your studies!